High-performance carbon nanotube thin-film transistors on flexible paper substrates

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Abstract

Single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) are promising materials as active channels for flexible transistors owing to their excellent electrical and mechanical properties. However, flexible SWCNT transistors have never been realized on paper substrates, which are widely used, inexpensive, and recyclable. In this study, we fabricated SWCNT thin-film transistors on photo paper substrates. The devices exhibited a high on/off current ratio of more than 106 and a field-effect mobility of approximately 3 cm2/V·s. The proof-of-concept demonstration indicates that SWCNT transistors on flexible paper substrates could be applied as low-cost and recyclable flexible electronics.

Original languageEnglish
Article number103106
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume106
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Mar 9

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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